Zoom Q2N Video Recorder

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    Product Description

    If you’re an aspiring musician, video plays an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It’s a digital world and that means inspiring performances can take the Internet by storm. But you can’t capture your music with just any camera. You need one that records incredible audio.

    The Zoom Q2n gives you a fast and easy way to create HD videos with high-impact audio. The built-in X/Y microphones capture sound with beautiful stereo imaging. And the 160-degree wide-angle lens excels in an array of lighting conditions—whether you’re filming at home, in a rehearsal space, or at a club.

    With the Q2n in hand, you can finally make videos that sound as great as they look—at a price more affordable than ever.

    Zoom Q2N Video Recorder Features

    • High-quality 160-degree wide-angle lens (F2.0/16.6 mm)
    • 0 ‘Scene’ options for use in different lighting environments, plus ‘Auto’ setting for automatically adjusting how the camera captures specific scene conditions
    • Built-in X/Y stereo microphones capable of handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL
    • Can be used as standalone audio recorder, with data saved in WAV format, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
    • 5 field of view (FOV) settings
    • Records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB for extended recording times
    • Easy one-button recording
    • Color LCD
    • Support for two HD video modes, 720p and 1080p
    • Video bitrates up to 24 Mbps for improved image quality
    • Frame rates: 1080p/30fps HD, 1080p/24fps HD, 720p/30fps HD, 720p/24fps HD
    • HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
    • Records video (with audio) in MOV format 
    • Analog-style level control with onscreen level metering and 2-color status LCD on lens
    • Auto Gain function automatic control over audio input level 
    • Stereo input for use with external devices plus support for plug-in power
    • Headphone/line-level for fast audio monitoring
    • Low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
    • USB interface for live streaming and data transfer
    • Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
    • Webcam and USB mic function (with direct monitoring) when used with computers and iOS devices(Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required for use with iOS devices)
    • Operates with two AA batteries for approximately two hours
    • Built-in standard tripod mount
    A Portable Camera That Sounds Great
    High-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz audio delivers studio-quality recording, no matter where you’re filming. And the camera’s built-in X/Y microphones can handle sound pressure levels up to 120 dB SPL, for distortion-free recording.

    It Can Handle the Pressure
    Since the Q2n can handle high sound pressure levels, it records loud music without distortion or clipping. Famed drummer Dave Weckl relies on his Q2n to capture full and beautifully balanced snare, bass, tom, and cymbal detail.

    Capture Your Best Moments in Any Lighting
    Ten ‘Scene’ presets allow you to record in a wide range of environments, including low-light locations where the Q2n is designed to thrive. The presets range from ‘Concert Light’—which automatically adjusts for changing lighting conditions—to ‘Concert Lo-Lit’ for dimly lit rooms. And there are scene settings tailored specifically for filming in jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors.

    Up Close and Personal
    The Q2n features a 160-degree wide-angle lens that captures stunning video. And it records in 720p or 1080p HD resolution, using the same 24 fps or 30 fps frame rate used in film. An F2.0 aperture makes the Q2n perfect for musicians who perform in a wide variety of lighting environments. Capture the full band or focus on an individual performer using five field of view (FOV) settings. Plus, a color LCD screen makes it easy to create the perfect shot or review your videos.

    Small Enough to Go Everywhere
    The Q2n is small enough to carry anywhere, so you’ll always be prepared to capture impromptu performances or record new ideas. It records up to two hours of footage on two standard AA batteries, providing more than enough juice for concerts, rehearsals, jam sessions, and more.

    Capture the Essence of Your Music
    For an acoustic guitarist, nothing's more important than mic placement. Placing the Q2n ten feet away from your guitar achieves beautiful stereo sound. For more nuanced string sound and finger/neck detail, place the Q2n within three feet of your guitar.

    Don’t Let Technology Get in Your Way
    Intuitive controls and simple one-button recording make the Q2n easy to use. Just power it up and start recording.

    Record Audio Only
    The Q2n is also capable of recording audio only. Simply use the ‘Camera Off’ setting to capture demos or live performances in stereo sound using the built-in X/Y mics.

    Enjoy the Clarity of Sound
    If you’re like renowned pianist Kenneth Crouch, you strive for clarity in your videos. The Q2n captures a full range of frequencies—from delicate to more thunderous sounds—so fans can re-experience your performances with the same detail and accuracy as if they were hearing them live.

    Connect and Listen
    The Q2n features a 1/8-inch stereo input jack that lets you connect external mics and other audio devices. And the 1/8-inch stereo output jack makes it simple to listen to audio with headphones or on your home stereo.

    Play it Back on TV
    To view your video recording in high definition, you can connect to an HDMI TV using the HDMI micro Type D video output. A USB port allows for connection to any computer or iOS device* so you can use the Q2n as a web camera for live streaming, as a USB microphone for podcasts, or as a card reader to transfer recordings**.

    * iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (sold separately)
    ** Computer connection only

    Product Specifications
    Zoom Q2N Video Recorder Specifications
    • Video and audio file types
      • Video (with audio) is recorded as MPEG-4 (MOV) files. When using “Audio Recording” mode (without video), audio data is saved in uncompressed WAV (up to 24-bit/96 kHz) format.
    • Extended recording times
      • The Q2n records directly to micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128 GB. It’s perfect for podcasts, blogs, and capturing performances.
    • Recording media: micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (Class 10 or higher, up to 128 GB)
    • Image sensor: 1/3-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor
    • Lens: F2.0, 160° FOV, fixed focus (36 cm – ∞), Focal distance approx. 16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent)
    • Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
    • Video resolutions and frame rates: HD 1080p / 30 fps, HD 1080p / 24 fps, HD 720p / 30 fps, HD 720p / 24 fps
    • Audio formats: WAV (24-bit/96 kHz, 24-bit/48 kHz, 16-bit/44.1 kHz)
    • Audio functions: Lo-Cut filter (off, 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz) , Auto Gain
    • Image functions: Five FOV (field of view) steps: (×0.75 / ×0.85 / ×1.00 / ×1.30 / ×1.50)
    • Scene selection: (Auto / Outdoor / Sunset / Night / Concert Light /  Concert Lo-Lit / Concert Hall / Jazz Club / Dance Club / Rehearsal Studio / Garage)
    • Power Save: (Off, 1, 3 or 5 minutes)
    • Auto Power Off: (Off, 1, 3 or 5 minutes)
    • Display: 1.77" full-color LCD (160 x 128)
    • INPUT: MIC
      • Type: 120° X/Y stereo
      • Maximum sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL
      • Input gain: –∞ to +39 dB
      • Input connector: Stereo mini jack
      • Input gain: –∞ to +39 dB
      • Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more Supports plug-in power
      • Output connector: Combined line/headphones stereo mini jack
      • HDMI connector: Micro Type D
      • Built-in speaker: 400 mW 8 Ω mono speaker
      • Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
      • Class: USB 1.0 Full Speed
      • Specifications: 44.1 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit
      • Specifications: WVGA/720p video size, 48 kHz/16-bit audio
      • Note: Audio interface and mass storage operations are supported with iOS devices
      • Note: USB bus power supported
    • Power supply: 2 AA batteries
    • AC adapter: ZOOM AD-17, sold separately: DC 5V/1A
    • Battery operation time: About 2 hours or more (when recording 720p/30 fps video using alkaline batteries) About 3 hours or more (when recording 720p/30 fps video using Ni-MH batteries)
    • Dimensions (DxWxH): 1.8 x 2.5 x 3.3 inches
    • Weight: 0.2 lb
    • Included accessories: User guide, AA batteries

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
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    I love this thing!
    Product Rating
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This one of the coolest things I have ever bought. It records great video and audio (especially the audio). I was pleasantly surprised who well this thing works and how easy it is to operate. Well worth the money! I would recommend purchasing the accessories pack (sold separately). This a great low cost audio video recorder!
    Matt Gage
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    Very cool
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This is a very cool and compact video cam. It is easy to use and does get very good quality audio recording of my bands gigs. It does eat batteries rather quickly, and I am having trouble finding the A/C adapter for this unit
    DJ Cruz
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    Great Video Camera
    What is your opinion of this product?
    It records great, sound is very clear, and very compact.
    Mike "GruvDaddydrums" Mondragon
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    somewhat disappointed!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    this COULD be a great product for musicians wanting to record practices, live gigs and so forth, but it is lacking everything you need. All of the peripheral items need to be purchased separately. i had to purchase an SD card, power cord and i-pad card reader to upload my videos. This was AFTER purchasing the accessory kit, which should have INCLUDED these items! Come on ZOOM!
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    Shoudl have passed on this one...
    What is your opinion of this product?
    The unit is compact and the menu setup options are very simple to figure out. The problem I have with it is the video quality, which is pretty poor which makes this an unusable solution for my needs. I'll be returning this one and using a GoPro with a microphone adapter instead.
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    great little camera
    What is your opinion of this product?
    can manually set record volume. also records well in low lighting
    Rob, rob@therobbrennan.com
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    An absolute must have for bands
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This thing was great out of the box. I skimmed the brief user manual in a few minutes and simply dropped in the camera into our rehearsal space - with the dim lighting, loud amps, drums, and high ceilings. I simply set the video mode to rehearsal studio, audio mode to concert, and just pressed record and let it run. The quality was incredible. The room didn't look dark at all, and the sound was a pleasure to listen to. There were a few subtle clips, but all in all this was definitely a great purchase.
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    Very satisfied with the audio and video capture.
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